The Best Of Jewel Ackah: He Passed Away Yesterday After A Decade Of Illness

Jewel Ackah

Legendary Ghanaian composer and high-life musician, Jewel Ackah, who has been battling stroke and other ailments for about 10 years now, has died.

The 73-year-old died at his Tema Community 11 home Friday at about 7:00 pm, his son, Francis Ogoo confirmed to

Jewel Ackah has for the last decade been battling stroke and other sicknesses which caused his face and body to bloat.

But his condition later deteriorated again; a situation that caused family members to seek his discharge from the 37 Military Hospital in Accra two weeks ago.

Until his discharge, the legend whose decades of music covered highlife and gospel, was unable to speak or walk, gathered from close family sources.

“He was moved from the hospital last two weeks because he could not talk and his condition was not getting any better”.

Jewel Ackah was noted for composing the popular National Democratic Congress anthem, ‘Arise’.

Check out some of his best work in the video below:

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